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A: In flowerbed (roses)

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 200 meters away

In flowerbed (roses)

B: pier on the quay of the 7th district

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 210 meters away

pier on the quay of the 7th district

C: Zhalau Minbaev monument

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 210 meters away

Zhalau Minbaev monument

D: Zhalau Mynbayev monument

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 230 meters away

 Zhalau Mynbayev monument

E: "Balbobek"

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 300 meters away

"Balbobek"

F: Quay of the 7th district

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 430 meters away

Quay of the 7th district

G: Beach "Alina"

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 440 meters away

Beach "Alina"

H: down to the waterfront

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 450 meters away

down to the waterfront

I: Down to the waterfront

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 480 meters away

Down to the waterfront

J: Quay 4 district

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 510 meters away

Quay 4 district

This panorama was taken in Asia

This is an overview of Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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